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BREAKING: Rampage Arrested After Hit-and-Run

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Big trouble in the Thirty Mile Zone:

Former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson got busted just minutes ago, and is currently in custody on the way to the clink, but not before he was [ordered] on the ground, cops nearby with guns drawn.

Law enforcement sources tell us, Rampage was in a car crash near Newport Beach (that’s near Laguna Beach in the O.C.) and then split the scene. Cops gave chase and eventually caught up and charged him with felony hit and run and felony evading arrest.

Here’s the deal about the dumbest hit and run ever. Notice the truck he tried evading police in — the one with the giant picture of him plastered on the side!

We’re told there could be additional charges. No word yet on whether Rampage resisted arrest.

A couple more details from the Daily Pilot via Bloody Elbow:

Jackson, the driver of a lifted, gray pick-up truck left crashed cars, shredded tires and sparks in his wake this afternoon when he led police on a short pursuit from the southbound 55 freeway exit onto Newport Boulevard where he hit at least three cars, police said.

The driver hit two cars at 19th Street and Newport Boulevard, then drove away at about 1:13 p.m., Lt. Paul Dondero said. A Costa Mesa police officer saw the driver southbound approaching 17th Street and tried to pull him over, police said. There, he hit at least one more car before continuing to run, now heading south toward the Balboa Peninsula, Dondero said. Some time after that, the truck blew a tire but continued to drive on its rims, Dondero said.

Jackson eventually gave up, pulled over and was arrested, police said. The whole chase lasted about five minutes, Dondero said.

I know that first picture looks like a movie shoot, or at the very least an episode of Punk’d gone FUBAR, but the situation is unfortunately real. Please, Quinton — one little loss is no reason to begin a dramatic downward spiral. More details to come…

UPDATE (8:45 p.m. ET): “There were no indications of drug or alcohol use by Rampage Jackson at the time of his arrest.” Jackson is being held at the Costa Mesa City Jail in lieu of a $25,000.00 bail.

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airabaxter- November 10, 2011 at 5:59 am
Please visit me at juniper credit card
airabaxter- November 10, 2011 at 5:58 am
Gosh, why do they have to break the law?
milan- September 12, 2008 at 10:23 am
dont worry ma'n ppl will look after ur big butt..... muhahahaha
gearhead- July 27, 2008 at 10:53 pm
Forrest won fair and square. Get over it !!!!
biggest ufc fan- July 26, 2008 at 2:59 am
Rember when Rampage got pissed at Forrest on the Ultimate Fighter and said he'd put his purse up that he wouldn't lose to Forrest on a dicision or anything a tool
UFC is Fixed!!- July 19, 2008 at 5:07 pm
Rampage vs Forest = Jake LaMotta vs Billy Fox. If you've seen Rampage fight in Pride you know there's no way in hell he legitimately lost to Forest. Dana has his favorites and Forest is one of his "golden boys". I think Dana paid Rampage some extra $$$ to take a fall, the same way he paid Wanderlai to take a fall against Lidell. Dana kisses Chuck's ass because he's the one that makes the most money for the UFC and draws the large crowds and Dana needs to protect Chuck's record and reputation. Just my opinion but if I'm right and Rampage is feeling guilty and ashamed about compromising his pride and integrity by taking a fall against Forest it could explain this temporary bout of craziness. This behavior certainly isn't normal for him. Cut him some slack.
Fedor Emelianenko DVD- July 19, 2008 at 1:30 pm
I guess 'Rampage' is having troubles accepting his defeat to Forrest Griffin, so now he's into all kind of stupid shit. Hope he gets out of it sooner or later and we'll be able see him in the octagon some more.
I AM KIND- July 18, 2008 at 6:14 pm
i think this story got blown out. maybe cause he's famous. why dont they show the cars he hit? cause they probably just got scratches on them or minor stuff. they said the tire blow up n he was riding on his rims.. look at the size of them things. maybe he didnt mean to hit the cars. tire pressure was a bit low n he couldnt handle as well so bumped a few cars then while turning the corner it finally popped. i dont think he ran from the cops. he probably didnt see, or hear the cops n that big truck wit the music blasting. who knows. i just think media goes to far sometimes. it says not sure if he resisted arrest... trust me u would of known if he resisted. u clearly see him on the floor with hands up on the floor. July 18, 2008 at 2:34 pm
Kind offer Dean, but I'll pass thanks..... July 18, 2008 at 2:32 pm
Shame how he can throw everything away like this.
Liam- July 17, 2008 at 4:37 pm
Nice truck
dean- July 17, 2008 at 3:38 pm
fuck me
DANAWHITEFAN- July 17, 2008 at 1:39 pm
I knew Quinton was a little off -- he's never serious so its hard to get to know who he is. I believe he has the mentality of a child and is overwhelmed by all this attention -- and pressure -- and this loss just really made him wig out! What you lose and throw a freakin tantrum like a 1st grader? Grow up Quinton! PS - Dana is a maggot!
Dusty Click- July 17, 2008 at 1:34 pm
I just called Dana White to discuss this matter and how it is negatively impacting his empire and he said "Fck Fck Fck Fck Fck"!!!!
Johnny- July 16, 2008 at 4:20 am
Just saw a posting on Craigslist for shredded tire for sale

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson Shredded Tire from Chase - $20 (Newport Beach)
UFC MONTREAL- July 16, 2008 at 12:44 am
Rampage is very fortunate that he did not hurt someone!! With that said he will have to make restitution for his actions. He will have to answer to the law, the UFC, and the fans. He most likely feels like garbage and ashamed off himself, Rampage only has Rampage to blame for his actions. I hope he faces the music and makes a full statement about the incident. Events like this will bring to light someones true character, lets wait and see how he deals with it.
Blackneck- July 15, 2008 at 5:13 pm
Gray... amazing that you had enough synapses fire to come up with that brilliant conclusion.

Did Rampage do something stupid? Sure. Stupid permeates all ethnicities, races, etc. You're doing a fine job demonstrating this fact.
Teachbug- July 15, 2008 at 3:56 pm
I'm afraid there will be only ONE judge this time, and it will go to a decision, and I'm afraid it will be a Unanimous decision.
Hey Rampage you lose AGAIN!
But because I love ya Rampage I gotta say: " This is bullshit! Rampage did waaaay more damage than the cops, he had more hits, and they didnt even get a good swing in!
This is absolutely fucking fixed, and set up. I bet the Governor of Califirnia told those racist fucking cops to go harass him and chase him, and make him do stupid shit, so they can keep him down man!
It's because he is BLACK! It's racial man, I just know it!
The NAACP when asked for a statement had this to say: "Fuck them white folks, Ima tell ya what, we iz tired of dat shit, so we iz gonna sick Jesse jackson on their band-aid colored asses!"
The newly formed "whitefolks coalition" rebuked that with: " ummmm gosh darn it, we have no idea why the rather large negro man went off his nut, but we still believe it was meth...thats our story , and we are sticking to it, ummm yeah!" OH by the way, EXACTLY which church does Jesse preside over? Can we get an AMEN on that?"

Meanwhile back in jail, Rampage says: "I aint good at acting....C.H.I.P's whipped my ass!"
Paulito25- July 15, 2008 at 3:16 pm
Is that George Sotiropoulos in the second picture? This is starting to look like a frame job.

I was also curious if most people who read this site are from the south? Just throwing that out there.
Gray- July 15, 2008 at 2:35 pm
Just goes to show that sooner or later, the nigger always comes out.
Told ya so- July 15, 2008 at 1:17 pm
I find this timing incredible, considering all of the posts a few days ago where Mac Danzig was getting ripped by a bunch of idiots on here who called him racist for saying Rampage acted like a thug. Well, there you go.... Morons.
jhc- July 15, 2008 at 9:48 am
god's warrior indeed.
walrus- July 15, 2008 at 4:59 am
hahahahahaha @ Kimbo's Lice

I know, it's been said.
ADW- July 15, 2008 at 4:48 am
Goddamn Rampage!!!! What the fuck was he thinking! Of all the shit to happen. I can't imagine what Dana White's Tidy Whitey's look like right now.